The State's effort to give a big FU to the city of Nashville and to all LGBT Tennesseans advances:
Sen. Thelma Harper called it “mean-spirited,” but state legislation to overturn Nashville’s anti-gay bias ordinance cleared its first hurdle in the Senate Monday.
The Senate State and Local Government Committee voted 6-3 for the bill, which also would forbid any other Tennessee city from enacting any new ordinances banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The committee split on party lines, with Republicans voting yes. .
“It’s a mean-spirited, discriminatory bill for people who dare to be different,” [Harper said]. “And this is not something that we should be working on.”
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